Saturday, 19 April 2014

A beautiful smokey eye effect!

So as I purchased afew cosmetic products yesterday I thought I'd try them out on today's make up look! Using blacks, golds, browns, greys and shimmers to create a bold and powerful eye look. 

Products used:
Benefits Porefessional primer.
 smashbox studio skin foundation shade 1.1.
Lasting perfection concealer by collection
Rimmel London clear complexion powder.
Miss sporty 'oh tan so fine' bronzer.
Bourjois blusher in the colour 74 rose.
Little mix collection eye shadow gold palette.
Naked basics palette, colour faint.
Mac teddy eye pencil.
Mac opulash mascara.
Nars eye shadow, colours:night breed and underworld.
Effect 3D max bourjois lipgloss.
Real techniques brushes.

Hope you liked afew snaps from today's make up look, when I pluck up the courage to introduce myself to the YouTube world I will do a make up tutorial? Please comment your opinion on this look. Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin'! Any suggests on future posts for me to do would be great!
Love Phoebe xoxox


Alittle 'oops look what happened' haul, as I accidentally stepped into the drug store Boots, and knowing me, I couldn't stop my self. Had to splash out on afew things! I don't even realise I'm doing it but...but before I know it I'm at the till with a basket full of goodies:/

Anyway here's afew items I purchased yesterday for you to have alittle look at...
I've wanted to be try this smashbox studio skin foundation for ages so I will definately keep you up dated! Might have to do a review? I got it in the lightest colour '1.1'.
This powder from rimmel is transient, which I really wanted as a feature in myaA powder as the one I have now turns me orange..not the best look walking around like an umpa lumpa!
So I may have a little addiction with real techniques brushes, I purchased the stippling brush awhile ago and I'm not loving it when appling my foundation as I feel is soaks up most of it so I thought I'd give this one ago, the expert face brush. Just adore how soft they are on your skin, love full brushes, so if I need to spend afew more pennies it's a sacrifice I am willing to take!
Needed a little cheepy eyeshadow brush to buff out sharp edges when wanting a smokey eye effect, as this was only £4 you can't go wrong really.
So this is literally the best concealer ever! I love it, I've tried many other concealer from other drug store concealers to higher end products. It's full coverage with a matte finish, I have the fair 1 shade and I have extreme pale skin. Would truly recommend this beauty!
Thanks for reading, hope you liked this post! What make up could you not live without? Please like which would be awesome and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin'.

Love Phoebe xoxox

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Coping with being depressed

Hello there people!

So this was a request from a lovely reader, depression has a big range from feeling a bit fed up and up set to a constant 'depressing' mental state. It's a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future. 
I've had many moments where I just get fed up and want to cry but there any happy way to up lift your spirits:

Not talking about the past to find out 'why', just simply train your mind for the present, and the future. working literally with how you think, rather than trying to interpret or explain why you have the symptoms, Which may create more symptoms. Anything else is simply too long-winded and a waste of your time and money.
Small gestures are key: talking to loved ones, or a little task of just walking around the block, listening the positive music, creating positive thoughts. 

Ways to challenge negative thinking:

  • Think outside yourself. Ask yourself if you’d say what you’re thinking about yourself to someone else. If not, stop being so hard on yourself. Think about less harsh statements that offer more realistic descriptions.
  • Allow yourself to be less than perfect. Many depressed people are perfectionists, holding themselves to impossibly high standards and then beating themselves up when they fail to meet them. Battle this source of self-imposed stress by challenging your negative ways of thinking.
  • Socialize with positive people.Notice how people who always look on the bright side deal with challenges, even minor ones, like not being able to find a parking space. Then consider how you would react in the same situation. Even if you have to pretend, try to adopt their optimism and persistence in the face of difficulty.
  • Keep a "negative thought log." Whenever you experience a negative thought, jot down the thought and what triggered it in a notebook. Review your log when you’re in a good mood. Consider if the negativity was truly warranted and ask yourself if there’s another way to view the situation. For example, let’s say your boyfriend was short with you and you automatically assumed that the relationship was in trouble. It’s possible, though, he’s just having a bad day. 
Mood-boosting diets:
  • Don’t skip meals. Going too long between meals can make you feel irritable and tired, so aim to eat something at least every three to four hours.
  • Minimize sugar and refined carbs. You may crave sugary snacks, baked goods, or comfort foods such as pasta or French fries, but these "feel-good" foods quickly lead to a crash in mood and energy.
  • Focus on complex carbohydrates. Foods such as baked potatoes, whole-wheat pasta, oatmeal, and whole grain breads can boost serotonin levels without a crash.
  • Boost your B vitamins.Deficiencies in B vitamins such as folic acid and B-12 can trigger depression. To get more, take a B-complex vitamin supplement or eat more citrus fruit, leafy greens, beans, chicken, and eggs.
  • Try super-foods rich in nutrients that can boost mood, such as bananas (magnesium to decrease anxiety, vitamin B6 to promote alertness, tryptophan to boost feel-good serotonin levels), brown rice (serotonin, thiamine to support sociability), and spinach (magnesium, folate to reduce agitation and improve sleep).
  • Consider taking a chromium supplement. Some depression studies show that chromium picolinate reduces carbohydrate cravings, eases mood swings, and boosts energy. Supplementing with chromium picolinate is especially effective for people who tend to overeat and oversleep when depressed. 

I do hope this might of helped you, even helped you alittle bit makes me happy! Please like, comment and follow which will make my day. Thankyou!
Love phoebe xoxox

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Salads don't have to be boring

Salads in my eyes are just chomping on dry leafs until my dad enlightened me. I'm really wanting to get back on the healthy path as I've been abit down in the dumps recently, trying to revise, I am the queen of procrastination!  So this was my tea tonight, hope you can get some tips from this and make your own scrummy salad!
This could be the vegetarian option, with lots of peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and mozzarella cheese which I just adore
Then to add a selection of meats for me, adding many more different flavours! As salad is renouned for it's bland flavour? Making sure to introduce lots of different ingredients. YUM!

Then having additional sides, as we are a picky family therefore can't decide what we all like. Here on the side we have sweetcorn, mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, pizza express' house light dressing, coleslaw and baby tomatoes which just pop in your mouth.

I hope I creating an advanced salad to be recreated at home, what do you put in your salad? Please comment, like and don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin! thankyou!
Love phoebe xoxox 

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